Special Edition 2011 Panerai PAM375 Luminor Composite 1950
The first Panerai watch to use the new (to Panerai) material Panerai composite was the PAM339 - introduced in 2010. The 339 is a Radiomir model, which makes the PAM375 the first Panerai watch with a Luminor style composite case. The composite has a very dark brown color - almost black. The brown dial in combination with the beige tinted Luminova makes an excellent combination. Its weight is obviously light, but if I remember it well it doesn't feel as light on the wrist as titanium. That probably has to do with the size of the watch, the large crystal and the large movement of the 375.
The PAM375 has a brown dial and beige tinted Luminova
As the name "Luminor Composite 1950" suggests, the PAM375 has a 1950's style case (photo below). The shape of the case and crystal are the same as that of the stainless steel Panerai PAM127. The P.3000/1 movement can be admired through the case back crystal. This new in-house movement has a power reserve of 3 days and it uses two spring barrels to achieve this. The same movement is also used for the PAM372.
The 1950's case and case back crystal
Below are a few more photos of the watch. I have no information about its availability yet - but I can imagine that the watch was sold out on the same day it was announced in January this year.
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Note that all photos are © 2011 M.Wilmsen. Do not use my photos without permission.
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